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y’all realize that the backlash against so-called “rape prevention tips” is not code for “eschew all safety measures as a feminist statement,” right? women and girls are still going to take precautions, which is part of why the emphasis on rape avoidance (that’s what i’m calling it) is so misguided. you’re not saying anything new, and you’re not doing anything to confront the source of the problem. you’re shifting responsibility onto the victims, and in the process discouraging them from reporting.
so no, we don’t think that women and girls should stop taking precautions. we trust that they’ll continue to act in their own self-interest and take whatever precautions they can, and that, by taking the emphasis off victim “responsibility,” more victims will feel encouraged to report. and then we focus our energies on the source of rape, i.e. rapists.
the backlash against rape avoidance tips is not simply ideological, it’s practical, so if y’all could stop invoking practicality in your shitawful counterarguments that’d be super.
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